Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Calving Season Begins

When this picture was taken, we had one calf on the ground.  An AI baby girl!!!  Since then we have had two more AI baby girls and one baby girl (heifer) out of our previous herd bull.

This is the view from my living room to the barn.  Thanks to my parents for purchasing the camera and to my husband, son-in-law, son and grandson for installing it for me!  Two of our grandchildren watched a heifer trying to have her first calf on this camera.  They then experienced their first time of pulling a calf.  They were great at helping us out.  When we returned to the house, our granddaughter said, "My mind is blown!"  We thought it was so cute.  This calf happened to be out of the heifer she showed last year.

Along with being in the middle of calving season, we are doctoring our herd bull for an infection of unknown origin.  The veterinarian came out last weekend and drained it and took a sample to send off for tests. He said the prognosis for the bull is guarded so the bull, Boss, is getting babied a lot!  He is enjoying it, at least until it is time for his shots.  He doesn't care much for those!  He does enjoy the feed he is getting.

This month has brought us two birthdays to celebrate and only one semester from the graduation from high school for our youngest.  My, how time flies.

If you are close by and want to come out and see the babies we have had so far.  Just let us know when you want to come out.  We will do our best to accommodate you.

Until next time,  remember.......Beef, It's What's for Dinner!